How much do i pay a babysitter?

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    Hi All,

    I have a 16 year old local girl coming to mind my ds tomorrow afternoon & i’m wondering what to pay her, does anyone know what the going rate is?

    Is it different during the day to at night because if it works out ok then i would like to start getting out for a drink again on a Saturday night and ask her to babysit?

    I asked her what she usually gets paid but she was real bashful and said it varies depending on amount of children & thier ages but wouldn’t answer the question, she is said what ever i want.

    I wouldn’t like to underpay her as her mother is a friend & as i said i want it to be a regular thing but at the same time i don’t want tooverpay her & start a rate that she expects all the time.

    Any suggestions?



    Hello Edel,

    my tuppence worth … paid our babysitter €7/hr.
    she seems happy to come back each time.
    we usual tip when she babysits at night … always very grateful when we could get out for a few pints 😀


    Thanks for that, it is good to know. I think €7 is about right. What does everyone else think??


    Edel does this young girl want anymore work in the area?


    Edel I would ask her mum (some omum don’t want their children having a lot of disposable cash)

    I would say 5 euro an hour during the day & 7 @ night is about right

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